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‘Right now,’ Archbishop Chaput said, ‘the bishops would have absolutely no credibility in addressing this topic’

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The former US nuncio alleged that either Juan Carlos Cruz or Pope Francis was not telling the truth

‘We ask the Holy Spirit to fill him with wisdom and strength’

A petition, started by the US-based Catholic Women’s Forum, said the Pope’s response so far had been ‘inadequate’

The archbishop, whose testimony accused Pope Francis of covering for Archbishop McCarrick, has been criticised for his record

The cardinal said he would ‘give anything to turn the clock around and have the Church do everything right’

In a formal response Australia’s bishops and religious said the seal made children more safe, not less

McCarrick had seminarian assistants until June 2018, about a year after the archdiocese knew he was being investigated

The Ohio judge said he believed in the sanctity of life and did not make the judgment lightly